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Loss And Damage Should Remain Full Priority: Samoa PM

“Currently, the financial burden for loss and damage falls almost entirely on affected countries and not those most responsible for climate change. The promised $100 billion floor for climate action can no longer be sidelined as this amount is already inadequate for the challenges that lie ahead.” 
17 Nov 2022 16:08
Loss And Damage Should Remain Full Priority: Samoa PM
Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa speaks during the COP27 High Level Segment in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

While addressing world leaders at COP27 yesterday, Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa said arrangements for the Loss and Damage Response Fund must remain a priority for all.

Ms Mata’afa said increased funding for mitigation and adaptation must be found to ensure achievement of the 1.5-degree Celsius target.

She added that loss and damage must remain firmly on the table as there were increasing occurrences and severity of climate change impacts everywhere.

 

Story by: inoke.rabonu@fijisun.com.fj 



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